Pinhole Gum Grafting Technique
Receding gums affect millions of Americans. Correcting a receding gum line used to require invasive and complex surgery, but thanks to advances like the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™, patients experiencing gum recession can experience faster healing times with much less hassle. This is a great way to restore your smile with less recovery time than you might expect.
What Causes a Receding Gum Line?
Receding gums can be caused by a number of factors, including gingivitis. Gingivitis, or gum disease, develops when pockets of harmful bacteria begin to flourish at the gum line. Pockets of infection develop, which causes the soft gum tissue to shift and recede from the tooth surface; this reveals a softer layer of dentin beneath. Dentin is highly sensitive, so people with receding gums often experience tooth sensitivity. Gum recession can also be caused by brushing too hard and/or clenching and grinding teeth. If you are concerned about the health of your gums, speak with your dentist or periodontist.
What Makes the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ Different?
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ is a minimally invasive procedure, which means that patients experience much less bleeding during treatment. No incisions or sutures are used to secure the new gum graft. The result is less swelling, pain and redness. Furthermore, several treatment sites can be addressed during a single visit. Overall, the patient is likely to experience less pain and discomfort with this form of treatment than with other forms of gum recession correction. This makes it an ideal way of treating many patients who have receding gums.
Who Can Be Treated with Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™?
Many patients needing a gum graft can be successfully treated with pinhole surgery. However, each patient must be evaluated by a provider experienced in conducting this technique before the procedure can go forward. For instance, patients who have experienced bone loss as a result of advanced gum disease may be more successfully treated with other forms of therapy.
The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique™ can restore the appearance of your smile in less time than you imagine. If you’re wondering whether this technique would work for you, contact our office today!